Sunday, May 1, 2011

Record Keeping

“Get a notebook, my young folks, a journal that will last through all time, and maybe the angels may quote from it for eternity,”
President Spencer W. Kimball.

This week for relief society we are going to be talking about record keeping so I thought it would be a good topic for us for FHE since I haven't been doing too well. This seems like a hard one to teach little kids so I'm hoping to find some good things. What I find, I'll post here.

One thing I thought would be good for those who don't like to write cause they just don't know what to write about are journal prompts. So I searched around for some good ones. Obviously there are a lot more out there but here are a few:

For school age kids here, a great one for creative teens here,

For Adults here, My favorite so far here, thought provoking ones here, 99 Powerful Questions to Ask to Turbocharge Your Life here.
Also, there is a blog called Sunday Scribblings that posts a journal prompt every saturday so you can write about it every Sunday. so cool.

For Little kids here, Or have then draw a picture about their day or have them tell you about their day and you write it down.

Joseph Fielding Smith—“Every important event in our lives should be placed in a record, by us individually. … If you have accomplished something worth while during the day, put it down; it may be of use to posterity.” (Doctrines of Salvation, 2:204.)

Gordon B. Hinckley—“May I suggest that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. … You will bless the lives of many—your families and others—now and in the years to come.” (Ensign, November 1984, page 91.)

There are lots of good lessons you could center around great talks. Here are a few Ideas:

So so many good talks about journal keeping here.

Great one on helping your kids start a journal here.

Story of keeping journals from the friend here. Another from the friend here

Another few ideas I thought about were this:

  • If you have a hard time writing every day, make it a Sunday afternoon activity.
  • Make a gratitude journal. Spend time every day or week to write down the things you are grateful for.
  • Online journaling
  • Blogging
  • Scrapbooking
  • Photo Books
  • etc.
I'll have more info I think after our Relief Society activity on Thursday. Then I'll post more ideas and hopefully one will work for you and your kids.

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